DOC : Students and teachers
The Department of Conservation provides web pages for schools with conservation activities, field trips and suggested themes for study.
Up the Creek
This bilingual interactive website from the Department of Conservation introduces concepts about freshwater biodiversity by focusing on the life cycle of whitebait. Intended for level 3 and 4 of the New Zealand curriculum, the resource includes teachers’ notes and ideas for class discussions and activities.
Trees for Survival
This national programme run by a charitable trust provides a hands-on environmental education experience by involving children in local planting projects that provide ‘at risk’ land with plant cover, restore eroded land to improve stream and water quality, and provide habitat for native plants and animals. The programme builds community partnerships by engaging schools, landowners, service clubs, regional and local councils, business sponsors and volunteers.
Global Focus Aotearoa
Global Focus Aotearoa is a specialist provider of information and education on global and development issues. Their website gives quick access to a free lending library, magazines, teaching resources, email updates, training information and much more.
The GLOBE Programme
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education programme. GLOBE’s vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the dynamics of Earth's environment.
Local Government Online
Most regional councils and unitary authorities have education pages, and resources and programmes for schools and community groups. This site provides access to all local government agencies in New Zealand.